November is our annual student membership meeting, and so students from Dunwoody College will be joining us.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Chapter Meeting and announcements, Presentation by Dunwoody College of Technology
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Chat Rooms/Networking with Dunwoody Students and CSI Membership
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Panel discussion on Exterior Facades
In most every building, there is a large room-for-error afforded to most building trades in terms of construction tolerances. Façade trades, however; require much, much tighter tolerances in their fabrication and installation. No matter how small, tall, geometrically violent, or straightforward your building; the joints that marry the façade to the rest of the construction, and their varying tolerances, can be problematic.
Fortunately, various technologies continue to emerge that can be leveraged towards solving such issues in design, fabrication, and installation. Moreover, processes and other project controls and delivery methods are evolving to further bridge these gaps between trades and their design counterparts.
Through the lenses of multiple case studies, our expert panelists will discuss real-world problems, processes, and solutions specific to this pertinent topic.
Upon attending this panel, participants will be able to:
- Understand various tolerances that affect façade designs.
- Discuss the various technologies than can be used to bridge tolerances.
- Identify the project delivery methods and control methods to ensure.
- Understand the process for joint sizing and configuration for facade systems.
Will Babbington, Principal, Façade Design Director at Studio Nyl
Will Babbington, AIA, PE, LEED AP BD+C, is the Facade Design Director and Principal at Studio NYL|The SKINS Group. He is both an architect and engineer who has designed and realized award-winning local, national, and regional facade projects that merge high performance, high design, and constructability. Will is the current national Chair for the Building Enclosure Council and a representative for AIA National on the ASHRAE 90.1 Envelope Subcommittee. He is also on the ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings and is a developer and trainer for ASTM’s and NIBS’ new Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) certificate program.
Jaydon Serbousek, Design Department Manager at Permasteelisa North America
Jaydon graduated from Iowa State University in 2001 and has spent his entire post graduate career with Permasteelisa. He has held several different positions from Structural Engineer, Site Engineer, Project Manager, Project Director, and most recently Design Department Manager. He has worked on many iconic, complex projects during his career both in Design and Project Management. In his current role he is focusing on how to make design more efficient using better management practices and new technology.
Brian Rogers, Technical Project Manager at Enclos
Brian Rogers is a Technical Project Manager for Enclos, an Eagan, Minnesota based company that specializes in designing and manufacturing complex geometric facades. As a key member of their engineering department, Brian implements new 3D technology throughout Enclos’ manufacturing, quality control, and field layout processes. Notable projects include VIA (625 W 57th Street), Hudson Yards Tower A, Chase Center Arena, and the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium. His passion for architecture and design originated at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned his Master's degree in architecture.
Ryan Rademacher, Director of Business Development at M.G. McGrath
Ryan Rademacher currently serves as the Director of Business Development at MG McGrath and has over 20 years of experience in the architecture, design, and construction industry. He brings previous knowledge and experience of executing work from the planning and programming phases all the way through to final construction and project closeout. Ryan is a licensed architect and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, as well as a Master of Architecture Degree from Parsons School of Design. Ryan specializes in complex & high-performance façade designs, digital fabrication, sustainability, project management, project estimating, and strategic operations planning. As Business Development Director, Ryan is responsible for driving BD strategy and coordinating marketing efforts while generating and qualifying new opportunities. In addition, he is responsible for the daily management, supervision, coordination, and successful completion of the pre-construction phase of the projects to meet the design and cost objectives.